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Old 03-06-2014, 07:41 AM   #85
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There is some controversy about Organic foods, as they are still often grown with some chemicals involved. A lot of it is marketing. I do not take sides in this, if you want to pay up for it that is your business. The best food is locally grown and sourced. I use the Buford Hwy International Farmers market in Atlanta when I can get there. Amazing produce and other departments at reasonable prices.

"What do the words "organic" and "natural" mean on a food label? Not much, according to The Washington Post. Before you spend another buck trying to do something good for your family, see this first!"
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This thread has been an interesting read. My question after all the organic ingredient references is, "What are the inorganic ingredients people have been eating?"
Salt is inorganic. It's a mineral. Since most of the salt we eat is mined from the ground, you might say you're sprinkling powdered rock on your food.

But all facetiousness aside, anything listed on an ingredient label by its scientific name is generally considered inorganic. Which includes preservatives that increase the shelf life so the food doesn't rot before you can buy it, and dyes that make the food look more appealing (which I do have a problem with, actually).

In the case of fruit and vegetables sold raw, "inorganic" usually means treated with any kind of fertilizer other than manure and any kind of pesticide to keep away insects that can eat the plants before you get the chance. Such as that infamous worm you find half of in an apple you just bit into.

So, buying organic means buying stuff raised in s___ and snacked upon by tiny vermin before being sold to you.
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Here's the recipe for the pancakes or waffles we eat regularly. They aren't heavy like regular pancakes or waffles.

Hi protein Pancake or waffle recipe

6 egg whites
1 cup of regular oatmeal
1 cup of cottage cheese (we use low fat)
little bit of nutmeg
little bit of cinnamon

add mixture to blender (we use Vita-Mix), blend up, pour into skillet or waffle maker... These aren't just tolerable waffles...they are better than traditional ones.
I have almost this exact recipe, except that I use the entire egg. Most of the nutrients are in the yolk. But, anyway, agreed...much better than traditional pancakes.

Did you see, earlier in this thread, I posted a recipe for banana pancakes? You'd probably love those too...eggs, mashed banana, cinnamon, wheat germ, flax seed. Top with nuts and blueberries.
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There is some controversy about Organic foods, as they are still often grown with some chemicals involved. A lot of it is marketing. I do not take sides in this, if you want to pay up for it that is your business. The best food is locally grown and sourced. I use the Buford Hwy International Farmers market in Atlanta when I can get there. Amazing produce and other departments at reasonable prices.

"What do the words "organic" and "natural" mean on a food label? Not much, according to The Washington Post. Before you spend another buck trying to do something good for your family, see this first!"
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Alan,

You should have been a professional critic! I won't go into my opinion of the Washington Post. I've made a choice not to source the Washington Post but feel anyone else that wants to should have that right. Have you tried the Costco Maple syrup? I don't buy it because it's organic, I buy it because it's better AND cheaper than any i've found anywhere else and I've tried a bunch of them! If it wasn't organic, I would still buy it. I don't think I'll find locally grown or sourced maple syrup and the Buford Hwy international Market isn't a conducive grocery trip for us due to distance. If I'm ever near there, I'll check it out. My wife prefers the Costco butter as well. I've heard that Irish Kerrygold butter is supposed to be good but we haven't tried it. Another option we've intended to try is the new coldlife.com...organic foods delivered to your door. I've heard positive things about them and since I work a lot, the convenience of delivery might be nice.

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I have almost this exact recipe, except that I use the entire egg. Most of the nutrients are in the yolk. But, anyway, agreed...much better than traditional pancakes.

Did you see, earlier in this thread, I posted a recipe for banana pancakes? You'd probably love those too...eggs, mashed banana, cinnamon, wheat germ, flax seed. Top with nuts and blueberries.

I'll look through here, find it and try it...it sounds great!

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I'll look through here, find it and try it...it sounds great!

Thanks, G
It's post #3 of this thread....when the thread was still about what the thread started out being about!

I rarely make the recipe with the cottage cheese anymore, only because I try to minimize my dairy intake. Both recipes are super delicious.

I don't even like traditional pancakes anymore...too dry and bready. Haven't had them in probably 4 or 5 years. There is only one place where I'll get them...East Beach Grill, in Santa Barbara. They're traditional flour pancakes, with wheat germ, bananas, and blueberries added. Top them with a crap-load of syrup, and they are quite tasty!
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Here's a nice healthy easy dish (if you have a microwave). I've made it dozens of times, and it always turns out perfect, tastes just like I roasted in the oven. It's a great side dish when you don't know what to serve with your entree.

Rosemary Potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, quartered (about 4 cups)

Place butter and garlic in an 8-inch square baking dish. Microwave at MEDIUM-HIGH (70% power) 45 seconds or until butter melts. Add rosemary, salt, pepper, and potatoes; toss well. Cover and microwave at HIGH for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Check the potatoes after 10 minutes or so. Depending on your oven, you may not need to cook them for 15 minutes.
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sounds easy and tasty
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Alan,

You should have been a professional critic! I won't go into my opinion of the Washington Post. I've made a choice not to source the Washington Post but feel anyone else that wants to should have that right. Have you tried the Costco Maple syrup? I don't buy it because it's organic, I buy it because it's better AND cheaper than any i've found anywhere else and I've tried a bunch of them! If it wasn't organic, I would still buy it. I don't think I'll find locally grown or sourced maple syrup and the Buford Hwy international Market isn't a conducive grocery trip for us due to distance. If I'm ever near there, I'll check it out. My wife prefers the Costco butter as well. I've heard that Irish Kerrygold butter is supposed to be good but we haven't tried it. Another option we've intended to try is the new coldlife.com...organic foods delivered to your door. I've heard positive things about them and since I work a lot, the convenience of delivery might be nice.

Thanks, G
Hey.. I'm not trying to be critical...just passing on some info. That came from Clark Howard actually. You can get really nice Irish butter at Trader Joe's too.
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My biggest challenge is "road food" or what I prep for the road and have ready in the cooler. I have rarely seen anything I would consider eating in truck stops or stations I can get the trailer and truck into so I'm limited. I stick with easy to eat food due to manual transmission in the TV. My diet on the road: nuts, firm fruit, almond butter & honey sandwiches and water. I'm fine with it but wonder if I'm missing out on something really good...
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My biggest challenge is "road food" or what I prep for the road and have ready in the cooler. I have rarely seen anything I would consider eating in truck stops or stations I can get the trailer and truck into so I'm limited. I stick with easy to eat food due to manual transmission in the TV. My diet on the road: nuts, firm fruit, almond butter & honey sandwiches and water. I'm fine with it but wonder if I'm missing out on something really good...
Since I can think of no other reason the transmission would matter, I'm guessing that you are eating while driving. Your diet sounds fine for travelling ,however my opinion is that you are eating healthy food in an unhealthy manner. Your digestive system needs you to be relaxed and comfortable while eating. I strongly suggest that you establish meal times. When it is meal time, pull over, park, and relax in the trailer while eating, and for a short while thereafter.

That's my advice.

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sugar not HFCS
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You forgot: cow pies not boxed cereals
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Healthy Eating!

Yes, eating on the road behind the wheel might be my problem. A 30 minute meal break might just be what the wife & beagle need as well. I'll try and work that in next trip.

Thanks Ken!
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